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Elizabeth (Elliot) Fairbairn (abt. 1825 - 1892)

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Elizabeth Fairbairn formerly Elliot
Born about in New Castleton, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2013
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Born abt 1825 New Castleton, , Roxburghshire, Scotland

could be 1829 (1861 census),1827 (1891) or 1828 (1881). Surname from Maxton MIs, which imply 1827.[1]

Married between 1849 AND 1851 [2]

Husband: Charles Fairbairn
Wife: Elizabeth Elliot
Jane W

"Mark E


1851 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Charles 33 black smith & farrier emp b Stitchel, ROX; wife Elisabeth 24 b New Castleton, ROX; Children: Charles 7, William 5, both scholars b Kelso; Servant: Andrew Montgomery 20 journeyman blacksmith b Yetholm ROX; Visitor: Margaret TURNBULL 26 b New Castleton[3]

1861 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Charles 45 blacksmith emp 1 app b Stitchell ROX; wife Elizabeth 32 b Newcastleton ROX; Children: Charles 16 ap blacksmith b Kelso; William 14 scholar b Kelso; Jane W 12, James 9, Robert 7, Isabella 6, scholars, John 2, all b Maxton (three hseholds away INGLIS)[4]

1871 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Charles 50 blacksmith master 1 ac emp 1 appren b Stitchel, ROX; wife Elizabeth 42 b Castleton, ROX; Children: William 24 engine fitter b Kelso; Robert 17 blacksmith app, Isabella 16 dom serv?, John 12, Thomas 9, George 7, Henry (ancestry has Mary - son) 6 scholars, Alexander 4, David 1, all b Maxton[5]

1881 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Charles, 62, blacksmith emp. 1man 2boys, b Stitchell, Roxburghshire, wife Elizabeth, 53, b Newcastleton, ROX. Children: Robert, 27, Engine Fitter At Work (Unwell), unm; Isabella, 26, Cook (Out Of Employ) unm; John, 21, blacksmith; Thomas, 18, Blacksmith (Apprentise) (sic); Hendry, 15, Blacksmith (Apprentise) (sic); Alexander, 14, scholar; David, 11, scholar; Mark E, 8, scholar; all b Maxton. Grd dtr: Agnes, 4, b Maxton.[6]

Died 18 JUL 1892 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

cert. shows Elizabeth FAIRBAIRN as 65, married to Charles FAIRBAIRN, blacksmith; Dtr of James ARMSTRONG, weaver, & Isabella m.s. ELLIOT, both dec'd; Died 9am of a) erysipelis of face and ear abcess 15 days b) bronchitis 10 days; Inf. son Thomas FAIRBAIRN, present [7]

Buried Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

#105, with husband[8]


Sibella ELLIOTT [9]

Research to do

Reconcile information that Elizabeth was Elizabeth Elliot(t) with death cert. that shows parents as James Armstrong apparently married to wife Isabella Elliot


  1. Source: #S712
  2. Source: #S801 Maxton, ROX Par. 798 ED 1 Pg 7 Sched 27, hsehold of Charles & Elizabeth FAIRBAIRN
  3. Source: #S801 Maxton, ROX Par. 798 ED 1 Pg 7 Sched 27, hsehold of Charles & Elizabeth FAIRBAIRN
  4. Source: #S802 Maxton, ROX Dist 798 ED 2 Sched 45, hsehold of Charles & Elizabeth FAIRBAIRN
  5. Source: #S803 Maxton, ROX Reg 798 ED 2 Sched 8, hsehold of Charles & Elisabeth FAIRBAIRN,
  6. Source: #S210 FHL Film 0224042 GRO Ref Volume 798 EnumDist 2 Page 6
  7. Source #S56: Dth 18 Jul 1892 Elizabeth FAIRBAIRN, marr. to Charles FAIRBAIRN; Dtr of James ARMSTRONG & Isabella ELLIOT, Maxton, ROX, 798 #5
  8. Source: #S1011
  9. Source: #S1960 Rcvd Oct 2000 (ex Dorothy, Hawick, ROX)
  • Source: S1011 MIs: ROX Maxton; Author: Borders FHS, Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland
  • Source: S1960 EMails/postings re Scottish Borders FAIRBAIRNs: Sanna Gaffney / LornaHen & GenForum
  • Source: S210 1881 Census transcripts for UK via Family Search/LDS CDs
  • Source: S712 1851 Census extracts: Borders, Roxburghshire
  • Source: S801 Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland), via
  • Source: S802 Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland), via
  • Source: S803 Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland), via
  • Source S56 Statutory BDM records ex ScotlandsPeople
  • WikiTree profile Elliot-580 created by L Henderson through the import of FAIRBAIRNJamesLEARMONTHMargaret4WikiTreePlaceUpdated.ged on May 3, 2013. (Reference: 14162)

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